Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana, billed as "The Moment", was a boxing welterweight championship fight. The bout was held on May 3, 2014, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, on Showtime PPV.
|Date||May 3, 2014|
|Venue||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Title(s) on the line||WBA (Unified), WBC and The Ring welterweight titles|
|Tale of the tape|
|Mayweather Jr. wins by majority decision|
The fight was won by Mayweather Jr. in a highly contested 12-round fight via majority decision. Judge Michael Pernick scored the fight 114–114, a draw. Judge Dave Moretti had it 116–112, and Burt A. Clements scored it 117–111.
The two fought again later that year in Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II, where Mayweather won again.
|Welterweight||Floyd Mayweather Jr. (c)||def.||Marcos Maidana||MD||12/12||Note 1|
|Welterweight||Amir Khan||def.||Luis Collazo||UD||12/12|
|Light welterweight||Adrien Broner||def.||Carlos Molina||UD||10/10|
|Super middleweight||J'Leon Love||def.||Marco Antonio Periban||UD||10/10|
|Middleweight||Anthony Ogogo||def.||Jonel Tapia||TKO||3/8|
|Light welterweight||Ronald Gavril||def.||Tyrell Hendrix||TKO||3/8|
|Welterweight||Ashley Theophane||def.||Angino Perez||TKO||4/8|
|Cruiserweight||Andrew Omotunde Tabiti||def.||John Shipman||TKO||5/6|
|Super middleweight||Lanell Bellows||def.||Thomas Gifford||TKO||2/6|
|Welterweight||Ladarius Miller||def.||Richard Colas||TKO||3/4|
The fight was sold-out, grossing US$15 million at the live gate, the fourth highest of any boxing event in Las Vegas. The event sold an estimated 900,000 buys on pay-per-view, the year's highest-selling PPV up until May 2014, grossing an estimated $63 million in pay-per-view revenue, bringing the event's total revenue up to an estimated $78 million.
Guaranteed fight purses: Over $37 million total (including most expensive undercard in pay-per-view history, as of May 2014)
- Floyd Mayweather ($32,000,000) vs. Marcos Maidana ($1,500,000)
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